Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New Ink Exercise

This afternoon I completed a new ink pen exercise on good recycled paper... too good to be wasted. It was a good time spent in the making and a funny one too.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Almost Snow Leopard

Tonight I completed my latest soft pastels painting inspired by the picture of a snow leopard with a touch of lynx (the pointed ears). The idea in the beginning was the painting of a fantasy picture  I had in my mind but as the painting grew I got caught in the portrait of the cat alone and left it aside. Long time since my latest soft pastels painting and I missed them. It was a lot of fun.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Saint Pancrazio's Tower 2

This afternoon I completed my ink sketch of the Saint Pancrazio's Tower I already painted long ago. This time from a different point of view though.
I think it's going to be a line and wash painting but right now I'm not sure because I already like it as an ink sketch... that sky however is calling for vibrant colors... I don't know. Let's see what the drawing tells me tomorrow morning or tonight.
Interesting perspective exercise: the walls and bricks on the left meet in a first point, those on the right in a second point and the tower in a third point above.
As it is right now it looks like a table taken from some of my favorite comic strips. What kind of story could be fit?

Monday, August 15, 2016

A Strange Egg

Today I share my latest colored pencils portrait. It shows a young girl with a triceratops egg which suggests the idea that she's not so young but maybe she's strolling around for quite a long time keeping safe a triceratops (well at least two ones) from famine and asteroids and other stuff, while the jewels and the square lights in the background suggest that the picture has been shot recently.
Well maybe let's not take into consideration the fact that a triceratops egg would have been quite larger than this... it's just a drawing, by the way, with a little imagination included.
Lately I haven't been painting any portrait so this one is good to exercise the eye and the hand.
I think I like more the unfinished picture below with just the eyes.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

My Skyline 3

Today I share my latest watercolor painting completed just now. It is based on a picture I shot during my lunch break about a week ago while strolling leisurely along a park in the old district of my town. The flying dragon on the upper left corner of the painting wasn't really there because obviously it was lunch time for him as well.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Little Boats

Eventually I completed my long delayed watercolor pencils and ink lines painting. It depicts three small boats I took a picture of while strolling in Bosa. The boats on the river, the reflections and the peace all around had a remarkable soothing effect on my mind.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Golden Mask

Tonight I completed my latest watercolor painting of a golden funeral mask. Quite funny and instructive.

Friday, July 22, 2016

A Biological Impossibility

Today I post my latest graphite drawing, completed tonight.
I took a little inspiration from several references like the Gargoyles cartoon, the demoness in Benni's book Elianto, a little of Hellboy and pictures I had collected from my google+ page.
This drawing was quite pleasant and funny. While making it I had the chance to reevaluate that 9B woodless pencil I bought in Dublin: now I think it had been a pretty good purchase.
Made almost all of it using woodless graphite pencils and a little touch of white soft pastels on grey cardboard.
Actually a being this composed can't possibly exist for several reasons:
two horns that big must be quite heavy so she has to have strong neck muscles bull like to support it, the wings, even she can only glide and not fly she needs way bigger muscles, then the breasts and the bellybutton suggest that she is a mammal even thought the wings are shaped like dragon ones which is supposed to lay eggs... and let's not think at how hard it is to comb her hair with the horns in the way.
Well let's just suppose she is a magical being so who cares what or why... it's so much wonderful I can shape creatures out of my mind with just my art.
Rough lines contouring of the wings are intentional: they give the drawing a feeling of incompleteness which sometime is much better than the complete drawing itself.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Study On One Serpieri's Character

Months ago appeared on Repubblica.it a post for some kind of anniversary of Serpieri, a humongously famous comic strip artist. So later I searched for pictures of his and find this one to copy in order to grasp a little of his technique. Not quite there, I dare say, but just few thousands of light years close.
Anyway it is a watercolor painting with a hint of sepia ink pen and HB pencil.
Here a photo of the not yet outlined painting.